# Large Scale Geometry

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*Piotr W. Nowak; Guoliang Yu*

A publication of the European Mathematical Society

Large scale geometry is the study of geometric objects viewed
from a great distance. The idea of large scale geometry can be traced
back to Mostow's work on rigidity and the work of Švarc,
Milnor, and Wolf on growth of groups. In the last decades, large scale
geometry has found important applications in group theory, topology,
geometry, higher index theory, computer science, and large data
analysis.

This book provides a friendly approach to the basic theory of this
exciting and fast growing subject and offers a glimpse of its
applications to topology, geometry, and higher index theory. The
authors have made a conscientious effort to make the book accessible
to advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and
non-experts.

A publication of the European Mathematical Society (EMS). Distributed within the Americas by the American Mathematical Society.

#### Readership

Advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and non-experts interested in large scale geometry.